Kyoung Mi Choi
PhD, NCC Verified
Oakland, CA 94606
Offers online therapy
I support Asian and Asian Americans who experience challenges in racial identity, self-understanding, emotional regulation, and relationships with partners and families. I use various healing tools (coaching, somatic approaches, mindfulness, playback, arts and movement) to help my clients connect with their inner truth and express authentic voices through revealing and disrupting hidden messages from families, cultures, and societies. Through this process, they deepen the mind-body-heart connection and revitalize life.
(415) 212-5438
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Oakland, CA 94606
Offers online therapy
I support Asian and Asian Americans who experience challenges in racial identity, self-understanding, emotional regulation, and relationships with partners and families. I use various healing tools (coaching, somatic approaches, mindfulness, playback, arts and movement) to help my clients connect with their inner truth and express authentic voices through revealing and disrupting hidden messages from families, cultures, and societies. Through this process, they deepen the mind-body-heart connection and revitalize life.
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Francesca Lane
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MEd Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94607
Offers online therapy
Though I see clients of all backgrounds, I specialize in working with women of color, addressing needs that are often times specific to one's racial identity.
Therapy is, in my opinion, something that everyone needs at some point in their life, but not everyone has access to it. Financial and cultural issues are often times the two biggest barriers between people who need therapy and people who receive therapy. My clients are a culturally diverse group, coming to therapy to address issues that they feel can be best helped and understood by a therapist of color. I also offer sliding scale fees to help with the financial barriers that too often keep those who both want and need therapy, from getting it.
(510) 592-6925
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94607
Offers online therapy
Though I see clients of all backgrounds, I specialize in working with women of color, addressing needs that are often times specific to one's racial identity.
Therapy is, in my opinion, something that everyone needs at some point in their life, but not everyone has access to it. Financial and cultural issues are often times the two biggest barriers between people who need therapy and people who receive therapy. My clients are a culturally diverse group, coming to therapy to address issues that they feel can be best helped and understood by a therapist of color. I also offer sliding scale fees to help with the financial barriers that too often keep those who both want and need therapy, from getting it.
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Natalye Pearson
Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94612
Not accepting new clients
My specialties are racial identity development, trauma, depression and anxiety.
When you've decided to get help, seeking a psychologist you feel comfortable with is as important as their skill and training. If I'm so honored to have you as my client, you'll find I utilize an integrated approach; a mix of gentle yet direct communication, mindfulness, cultural dynamics including family systems, psychoeducation, skill building using cognitive behavioral techniques, and of course explorative questions that help to uncover the emotional obstacles to your healing and progression in life.
(510) 953-5678
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94612
Not accepting new clients
My specialties are racial identity development, trauma, depression and anxiety.
When you've decided to get help, seeking a psychologist you feel comfortable with is as important as their skill and training. If I'm so honored to have you as my client, you'll find I utilize an integrated approach; a mix of gentle yet direct communication, mindfulness, cultural dynamics including family systems, psychoeducation, skill building using cognitive behavioral techniques, and of course explorative questions that help to uncover the emotional obstacles to your healing and progression in life.
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Porschia Brown
Registered Psychological Assistant, PsyD, MSPH Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94601
Offers online therapy
I treat a variety of concerns related to depression, anxiety, cultural & racial identity, ADHD, adjustment difficulties, relationship issues, & maladaptive coping to name a few.
I firmly believe that relationships are the core of the human experience. We are inherently social and cannot function optimally in silos. I utilize the clinical relationship to provide support, understanding, practice, and modeling to help clients improve the relationships with others as well as their own personal relationship with self. Psychodynamically oriented, I like to offer insight into that which precipitates and maintains current difficulties while utilizing Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) techniques to foster problem-solving and coping.
(858) 358-5071
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94601
Offers online therapy
I treat a variety of concerns related to depression, anxiety, cultural & racial identity, ADHD, adjustment difficulties, relationship issues, & maladaptive coping to name a few.
I firmly believe that relationships are the core of the human experience. We are inherently social and cannot function optimally in silos. I utilize the clinical relationship to provide support, understanding, practice, and modeling to help clients improve the relationships with others as well as their own personal relationship with self. Psychodynamically oriented, I like to offer insight into that which precipitates and maintains current difficulties while utilizing Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) techniques to foster problem-solving and coping.
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Christie Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I am an Asian American mindfulness practitioner who specializes in issues of acculturation, racial identity, intersectionality, stress, anxiety, perfectionism, communication, and loving self-kindness.
You've come here because you're lost, lonely, confused or in pain. Perhaps you've done everything the "right way" but that hasn't led to happiness. You want things to change, but you don't know how, or where, to start. I believe I can help you, as I've helped many others, including myself. Therapy can be a radical, healing experience, and I attend my own therapy sessions on a regular basis. In our work together, you can unpack and witness your whole self in a safe, collaborative, and empathic way.
(510) 939-7329
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I am an Asian American mindfulness practitioner who specializes in issues of acculturation, racial identity, intersectionality, stress, anxiety, perfectionism, communication, and loving self-kindness.
You've come here because you're lost, lonely, confused or in pain. Perhaps you've done everything the "right way" but that hasn't led to happiness. You want things to change, but you don't know how, or where, to start. I believe I can help you, as I've helped many others, including myself. Therapy can be a radical, healing experience, and I attend my own therapy sessions on a regular basis. In our work together, you can unpack and witness your whole self in a safe, collaborative, and empathic way.
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Karen Lau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Whether you are experiencing anxiety or depression from trauma due to health, family situations, work conflict and/or past life experiences, it makes managing life difficult. Your self confidence will also be impacted. You may also be struggling while trying to navigate the impact of the cultural background, racial identity, generational differences, interpersonal challenges, and career demands on your mental health. My experience and skills will help you address these challenges, In addition, my exposure to corporate life in my past career makes me a good fit for individuals struggling with work related concerns mentioned above.
(925) 304-3846
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Whether you are experiencing anxiety or depression from trauma due to health, family situations, work conflict and/or past life experiences, it makes managing life difficult. Your self confidence will also be impacted. You may also be struggling while trying to navigate the impact of the cultural background, racial identity, generational differences, interpersonal challenges, and career demands on your mental health. My experience and skills will help you address these challenges, In addition, my exposure to corporate life in my past career makes me a good fit for individuals struggling with work related concerns mentioned above.
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Laila Villaume
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
As a transracial adoptee and my work with Veterans I have a special interest in attachment, grief and loss, family conflict, PTSD, alcohol and drugs, domestic violence/interpersonal violence, internalized oppression and racial identity.
I have a strong passion for helping individuals feel empowered and strive to live their best lives by finding meaning and purpose within themselves. Let’s face it, life can be difficult, but those difficult experiences do not have to define you as a person. By creating a safe and healing space my goal is to tap into your own personal power and natural strengths to focus on what is most important to you and your wellness.
(510) 306-1974
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Oakland, CA 94610
As a transracial adoptee and my work with Veterans I have a special interest in attachment, grief and loss, family conflict, PTSD, alcohol and drugs, domestic violence/interpersonal violence, internalized oppression and racial identity.
I have a strong passion for helping individuals feel empowered and strive to live their best lives by finding meaning and purpose within themselves. Let’s face it, life can be difficult, but those difficult experiences do not have to define you as a person. By creating a safe and healing space my goal is to tap into your own personal power and natural strengths to focus on what is most important to you and your wellness.
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Tanisha Thelemaque
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94609
Not accepting new clients
As a psychologist, I have evidence-based expertise in the treatment of depression, anxiety, gender/racial identity development, and race-based trauma.
Are you a person trying to explore your gender, race, or sexuality? Do you struggle to communicate your needs, set boundaries, and be assertive? When I think about transforming and changing one's life, I always reflect on Audre Lorde's powerful words. "What are the words you do not yet have? What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own, until you will sicken and die of them, still in silence?...Next time, ask: What's the worst that will happen? Then push yourself a little further than you dare. " I challenge you to speak your truth, understand yourself, and be authentic while maintaining boundaries.
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94609
Not accepting new clients
As a psychologist, I have evidence-based expertise in the treatment of depression, anxiety, gender/racial identity development, and race-based trauma.
Are you a person trying to explore your gender, race, or sexuality? Do you struggle to communicate your needs, set boundaries, and be assertive? When I think about transforming and changing one's life, I always reflect on Audre Lorde's powerful words. "What are the words you do not yet have? What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own, until you will sicken and die of them, still in silence?...Next time, ask: What's the worst that will happen? Then push yourself a little further than you dare. " I challenge you to speak your truth, understand yourself, and be authentic while maintaining boundaries.
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Kristina Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
As children, and throughout our lives, many of us are taught, through our families, our peers and our culture, that parts of the truth of who we are—our feelings, thoughts, desires, expression or identity—are bad or wrong, and that we must cut off and bury those unacceptable parts of ourselves in order to be loved. We spend much of our lives living with a fractured sense of self, without ever really knowing why we suffer, feel incomplete, ashamed, and never enough, filling the holes in our hearts with poor substitutes for the acceptance, love and connection we so truly need.
(510) 990-9157
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
As children, and throughout our lives, many of us are taught, through our families, our peers and our culture, that parts of the truth of who we are—our feelings, thoughts, desires, expression or identity—are bad or wrong, and that we must cut off and bury those unacceptable parts of ourselves in order to be loved. We spend much of our lives living with a fractured sense of self, without ever really knowing why we suffer, feel incomplete, ashamed, and never enough, filling the holes in our hearts with poor substitutes for the acceptance, love and connection we so truly need.
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Sarwang Parikh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
I support my clients to cultivate awareness and capacity to unwind from unhealthy thought and behavior patterns. I do this by drawing on their innate strengths and resilience. Collaboratively we learn to navigate challenging emotions and life transitions to rediscover aliveness, power, joy, purpose, care and a sense of connection. I bring dynamic qualities including curiosity, creativity and warmth into sessions for growth towards wholeness. My approach is guided by mindful awareness, honest inquiry and deep compassion. I am grounded in social justice, recognizing how social-historical factors impact well-being. I believe healing is a journey towards liberation.
(510) 944-1657
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
I support my clients to cultivate awareness and capacity to unwind from unhealthy thought and behavior patterns. I do this by drawing on their innate strengths and resilience. Collaboratively we learn to navigate challenging emotions and life transitions to rediscover aliveness, power, joy, purpose, care and a sense of connection. I bring dynamic qualities including curiosity, creativity and warmth into sessions for growth towards wholeness. My approach is guided by mindful awareness, honest inquiry and deep compassion. I am grounded in social justice, recognizing how social-historical factors impact well-being. I believe healing is a journey towards liberation.
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Deanna Jimenez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I am called to support individuals and couples ready to liberate themselves from stress and overwhelm to create more fulfilling relationships and lead happier, more balanced lives. Despite what brings you to therapy, my goal is for you to leave with the ability to respond effectively to life's challenges. I provide a safe, supportive environment for you to begin exploring your feelings, needs and internal reality. Through mindfulness, interactive dialogue and practical wisdom we will invite compassionate curiosity around old patterns that no longer serve you. Visit me at www.deannajimenez.com.
(510) 275-7180
Verified
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I am called to support individuals and couples ready to liberate themselves from stress and overwhelm to create more fulfilling relationships and lead happier, more balanced lives. Despite what brings you to therapy, my goal is for you to leave with the ability to respond effectively to life's challenges. I provide a safe, supportive environment for you to begin exploring your feelings, needs and internal reality. Through mindfulness, interactive dialogue and practical wisdom we will invite compassionate curiosity around old patterns that no longer serve you. Visit me at www.deannajimenez.com.
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Robert H Lim
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
You have taken an important first step towards improving your mental health. Let me support you in achieving the change(s) you are seeking. I work with adults (age 18+) on a variety of mental health concerns, such as trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, acculturation and cultural identity, career, and medical health issues. My experience in multiple mental health settings, from community mental health, university counseling centers, and HMO, has provided me with the knowledge and skills to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
(510) 328-4023
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
You have taken an important first step towards improving your mental health. Let me support you in achieving the change(s) you are seeking. I work with adults (age 18+) on a variety of mental health concerns, such as trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, acculturation and cultural identity, career, and medical health issues. My experience in multiple mental health settings, from community mental health, university counseling centers, and HMO, has provided me with the knowledge and skills to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
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Lineage and Legacy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
I am a psychotherapist practicing HIPPA-compliant telehealth for clients located in California. My work with individuals, families, and groups is aimed at surfacing truth in ways that catalyze healing and transformation. I specialize in supporting emergence grounded in lineage, that is, where and who you come from, and that supports your legacy, or what it is you are here to do. I care particularly about the impact and transformations of oppressions you may endure and wish to offer myself in service to the ways in which you would like to shift.
(510) 726-0052
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Oakland, CA 94609
I am a psychotherapist practicing HIPPA-compliant telehealth for clients located in California. My work with individuals, families, and groups is aimed at surfacing truth in ways that catalyze healing and transformation. I specialize in supporting emergence grounded in lineage, that is, where and who you come from, and that supports your legacy, or what it is you are here to do. I care particularly about the impact and transformations of oppressions you may endure and wish to offer myself in service to the ways in which you would like to shift.
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Tayyibah Chase
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94619
Not accepting new clients
I work with driven, creative people that sometimes feel "stuck" in a world that doesn't validate their experience. Some of my clients might describe themselves as introverts or empaths. At times they might be juggling full time jobs along with passion projects or side hustles, while still making time for a social life. Many are uncovering the effects of past abuse or trauma and actively looking to foster better relationship habits, increase self esteem and find balance. I offer clients a comfortable space to be their authentic selves in a world that often doesn't support authenticity.
(510) 694-4737
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Oakland, CA 94619
Not accepting new clients
I work with driven, creative people that sometimes feel "stuck" in a world that doesn't validate their experience. Some of my clients might describe themselves as introverts or empaths. At times they might be juggling full time jobs along with passion projects or side hustles, while still making time for a social life. Many are uncovering the effects of past abuse or trauma and actively looking to foster better relationship habits, increase self esteem and find balance. I offer clients a comfortable space to be their authentic selves in a world that often doesn't support authenticity.
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Toni Li
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
Are you a parent who is worried about your child? Maybe there’s been a change, they’re not doing as well as you know they could. Or wished your relationship with your teen were better? Perhaps you’ve observed a worrisome pattern of increased stress and anxiety in them...but they won’t talk to you like they used to. I have extensive experience working with children, teens and families, helping them navigate through tough times together. Additionally, I have an interest in working with youth and adults diagnosed with ADHD, as they often need support for feelings of inadequacy, anxiety, and depression.
(415) 326-1326
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
Are you a parent who is worried about your child? Maybe there’s been a change, they’re not doing as well as you know they could. Or wished your relationship with your teen were better? Perhaps you’ve observed a worrisome pattern of increased stress and anxiety in them...but they won’t talk to you like they used to. I have extensive experience working with children, teens and families, helping them navigate through tough times together. Additionally, I have an interest in working with youth and adults diagnosed with ADHD, as they often need support for feelings of inadequacy, anxiety, and depression.
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Tamara Bransburg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with queer & trans immigrant and/or BIPOC identified adolescents & adults who have chronically found themselves in relationships that don't feel supportive and/or reciprocal & are seeking ways to shift their ways of relating and connecting; who have felt alone, disconnected, and/or like they don't belong; and who are experiencing chronic depression and/or anxiety. I am passionate about exploring the ways peoples' multiple, intersecting identities impact their mental health and well-being, and developing strategies for coping with stressors related to experiences of oppression.
(510) 800-5904
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with queer & trans immigrant and/or BIPOC identified adolescents & adults who have chronically found themselves in relationships that don't feel supportive and/or reciprocal & are seeking ways to shift their ways of relating and connecting; who have felt alone, disconnected, and/or like they don't belong; and who are experiencing chronic depression and/or anxiety. I am passionate about exploring the ways peoples' multiple, intersecting identities impact their mental health and well-being, and developing strategies for coping with stressors related to experiences of oppression.
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Kelly H Koo
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Oakland, CA 94619
Offers online therapy
I help diverse folx who really want to do right by themselves and the people around them, but they’re struggling. Maybe feeling lost, angry, disconnected, lonely, drained, or constantly worried. I help the habitual helpers who find it hard to help themselves. We’ll explore the impacts of our social world and your own past on your identities and patterns of life choices. We'll compassionately hold you accountable for what you do have control over and let go of what you don't. Therapy with me is all about empowerment of you.
(510) 272-7072
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Oakland, CA 94619
Offers online therapy
I help diverse folx who really want to do right by themselves and the people around them, but they’re struggling. Maybe feeling lost, angry, disconnected, lonely, drained, or constantly worried. I help the habitual helpers who find it hard to help themselves. We’ll explore the impacts of our social world and your own past on your identities and patterns of life choices. We'll compassionately hold you accountable for what you do have control over and let go of what you don't. Therapy with me is all about empowerment of you.
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Hilda Lopez
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, APCC Verified
Oakland, CA 94606
Not accepting new clients
I am a bilingual/bicultural Spanish-speaking therapist located in the East Bay area of California. Since 2012, I have had the honor of working with children, teens, and adults of color struggling with an array of concerns including anxiety and depression related to life transitions, family stress, trauma, and grief. Although my work has focused on the on the unique needs of minorities and underrepresented folks, being a member of that community is certainly not a requirement.
(510) 756-3369
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Oakland, CA 94606
Not accepting new clients
I am a bilingual/bicultural Spanish-speaking therapist located in the East Bay area of California. Since 2012, I have had the honor of working with children, teens, and adults of color struggling with an array of concerns including anxiety and depression related to life transitions, family stress, trauma, and grief. Although my work has focused on the on the unique needs of minorities and underrepresented folks, being a member of that community is certainly not a requirement.
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Lisa Bonta Sumii
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSW Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
I work with elite athletes in CA and NV, at the collegiate, Olympic, and professional levels. I support in the promotion of optimal mental health (awareness of one's emotional experience, tools/skills/strategies, strong support system), and peak sport performance (mental skills training - imagery, goal setting, releases). I assist the elite athlete in designing a high performance mindset that can benefit them in their sport and in their life. I am the first ever Mental Health & Sport Performance Specialist for the Oakland Roots SC. I am listed in the USPOC Mental Health Registry. I am also listed in the NFLPA's Clinician Directory.
(415) 322-8979
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
I work with elite athletes in CA and NV, at the collegiate, Olympic, and professional levels. I support in the promotion of optimal mental health (awareness of one's emotional experience, tools/skills/strategies, strong support system), and peak sport performance (mental skills training - imagery, goal setting, releases). I assist the elite athlete in designing a high performance mindset that can benefit them in their sport and in their life. I am the first ever Mental Health & Sport Performance Specialist for the Oakland Roots SC. I am listed in the USPOC Mental Health Registry. I am also listed in the NFLPA's Clinician Directory.
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Sophie Jani
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Oakland, CA 94612
Offers online therapy
Sometimes there are circumstances in life that are overwhelming and are beyond our control. Other times, we are trapped by our own perceptions and projections of the world. My approach is to serve as a guide and help you unravel your perceptions, memories, and beliefs, as well as provide you with some skills to help you cope in your world. Let's look at how you can change the things you can control while increasing your ability to make in-depth change. I address issues with depression, anxiety, divorce, trauma, and racial trauma. I currently work with couples & individuals.
(510) 962-9374
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Oakland, CA 94612
Offers online therapy
Sometimes there are circumstances in life that are overwhelming and are beyond our control. Other times, we are trapped by our own perceptions and projections of the world. My approach is to serve as a guide and help you unravel your perceptions, memories, and beliefs, as well as provide you with some skills to help you cope in your world. Let's look at how you can change the things you can control while increasing your ability to make in-depth change. I address issues with depression, anxiety, divorce, trauma, and racial trauma. I currently work with couples & individuals.

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Racial Identity Therapists
Try these Therapists to find help with racial identity in Oakland. Race issues or racial identity issues in Oakland can be the cause of cause of stress and anxiety. Working to resolve racial challenges can be helped by a racial Therapist experienced in racial identity counseling. Therapists are highly skilled at understanding cultural and racial identity issues, and can be sensitive to the challenges presented.